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[image]Space Time Theories Confirmed(201105040007HQ) - NASA
Colleen Hartman, Senior Advisor at NASA Headquarters and Research Professor at George Washington University, makes a point during a press conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to discuss NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission which has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test at NASA Headquarters in Washington...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; Where -- NASA Headquarters; Where -- Washington
Downloads: 57
[image]Space Time Theories Confirmed (201105040004HQ) - NASA
Francis Everitt, Principal Investigator for the Gravity Probe B Mission at Stanford University, makes a point during a press conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to discuss NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission which has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The experiment, launched in 2004, used four ultra-precise gyroscopes to measure the hypothesized geodetic effec...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; Where -- NASA Headquarters; Where -- Washington
Downloads: 57
[image]KSC-04PD-1078 - NASA
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Mobile Service Tower rolls back to the Delta II carrying the Gravity Probe B spacecraft at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg AFB after first launch attempt was scrubbed.
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Downloads: 5
[image]Space Time Theories Confirmed (201105040010HQ) - NASA
Francis Everitt, Principal Investigator for the Gravity Probe B Mission at Stanford University, second from left, makes a point during a press conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to discuss NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission which has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test at NASA Headquarters in Washington...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; Where -- NASA Headquarters; Where -- Washington
Downloads: 63
[image]Space Time Theories Confirmed (201105040008HQ) - NASA
Clifford Will, Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis, makes a point during a press conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to discuss NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission which has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The experiment, launched in 2004, used four ultra-precise gyroscopes to measure the hypothesized geodetic effect, the warping of spa...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; Where -- Washington; Where -- NASA Headquarters
Downloads: 62
[image]Space Time Theories Confirmed (201105040003HQ) - NASA
Francis Everitt, Principal Investigator for the Gravity Probe B Mission at Stanford University, makes a point during a press conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to discuss NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission which has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The experiment, launched in 2004, used four ultra-precise gyroscopes to measure the hypothesized geodetic effec...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; Where -- NASA Headquarters; Where -- Washington
Downloads: 54
[movies]STS-134 Gets New Launch Date on This Week @NASA
The launch of space shuttle Endeavour on STS-134 has been rescheduled for May 16th. Launch is scheduled for 8:56 a.m. Eastern. Also, NASA's Gravity Probe B mission confirms two aspects of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. Plus, two Mercury explorers honored; Young innovators recognized; ISS honored; NextGen Day; rotocraft research; FIRST finals; and HQ Cyber Café.
Keywords: Where -- Mercury; What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Space Shuttle Endeavour
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[image]Space Time Theories Confirmed (201105040009HQ) - NASA
Clifford Will, Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis, foreground, answers questions during a press conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to discuss NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission which has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The experiment, launched in 2004, used four ultra-precise gyroscopes to measure the hypothesized geodetic effect, th...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; Where -- Washington; Where -- NASA Headquarters
Downloads: 59
[movies]Einstein Passes Tests by NASA's Gravity Probe B
NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) spacecraft has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. Launched in 2004, GP-B was designed to test Einstein using four ultra-precise gyroscopes to measure the hypothesized geodetic effect, which is the warping of space and time around a gravitational body, and frame-dragging, which is the amount a spinning object pulls space and time with it as it rotates...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; Where -- Washington; Where -- NASA Headquarters
Downloads: 102
[image]KSC-04PD-0781 - NASA
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA?s Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after completion of prelaunch processing before going to the pad. The spacecraft will be transported to Space Launch Complex 2 on April 1 and mated to the Boeing Delta II rocket. Gravity Probe B consists of four sophisticated gyroscopes that will provide an almost perfect space-time reference system...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Polar; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-04PD-0784 - NASA
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A closeup of the Gravity Probe B spacecraft in NASA?s Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after completion of prelaunch processing before going to the pad. The spacecraft will be transported to Space Launch Complex 2 on April 1 and mated to the Boeing Delta II rocket. Gravity Probe B consists of four sophisticated gyroscopes that will provide an almost perfect space-time reference system...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Polar; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-04PD-0785 - NASA
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA?s Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after completion of prelaunch processing before going to the pad. The spacecraft will be transported to Space Launch Complex 2 on April 1 and mated to the Boeing Delta II rocket. Gravity Probe B consists of four sophisticated gyroscopes that will provide an almost perfect space-time reference system...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Polar; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]KSC-04PD-0782 - NASA
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA?s Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after completion of prelaunch processing before going to the pad. The spacecraft will be transported to Space Launch Complex 2 on April 1 and mated to the Boeing Delta II rocket. Gravity Probe B consists of four sophisticated gyroscopes that will provide an almost perfect space-time reference system...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Polar; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- California
Downloads: 6
[image]Space Time Theories Confirmed (201105040002HQ) - NASA
Seated from left, Bill Danchi, Senior Astrophysicist and Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters, Francis Everitt, Principal Investigator for the Gravity Probe B Mission at Stanford University, Rex Geveden, President of Teledyne Brown Engineering, Colleen Hartman, a research professor at George Washington University, and Clifford Will, Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., conduct a press conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to discuss NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) missi...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- REX; Where -- NASA Headquarters; Where -- Washington
Downloads: 53
[image]KSC-04PD-0783 - NASA
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A closeup of the top of the Gravity Probe B spacecraft in NASA?s Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after completion of prelaunch processing before going to the pad. The spacecraft will be transported to Space Launch Complex 2 on April 1 and mated to the Boeing Delta II rocket. Gravity Probe B consists of four sophisticated gyroscopes that will provide an almost perfect space-time reference system...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Polar; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]Space Time Theories Confirmed (201105040001HQ) - NASA
Seated from left, Bill Danchi, Senior Astrophysicist and Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters, Francis Everitt, Principal Investigator for the Gravity Probe B Mission at Stanford University, Rex Geveden, President of Teledyne Brown Engineering, Colleen Hartman, a research professor at George Washington University, and Clifford Will, Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., conduct a press conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to discuss NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) missi...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- REX; Where -- NASA Headquarters; Where -- Washington
Downloads: 54
[image]Space Time Theories Confirmed (201105040006HQ) - NASA
Rex Geveden, President of Teledyne Brown Engineering, makes a point during a press conference, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to discuss NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission which has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The experiment, launched in 2004, used four ultra-precise gyroscopes to measure the hypothesized geodetic effect, the warping of space and time around a ...
Keywords: What -- REX; What -- Gravity Probe B; Where -- NASA Headquarters; Where -- Washington
Downloads: 66
[image]KSC-03PD-2753 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. -In the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers conduct battery charge/discharge cycles as part of the battery conditioning process on Gravity Probe B. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s ...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 13
[image]KSC-03PD-3282 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - In the NASA spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, Dr. Francis Everitt, principal investigator, and Brad Parkinson, co-principal investigator, both from Stanford University, hold one of the small gyroscopes used in the Gravity Probe B spacecraft. The GP-B towers behind them. The Gravity Probe B mission is a relativity experiment developed by NASA?s Marshall Space Flight Center, Stanford University and Lockheed Martin...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 4
[image]KSC-03PD-2745 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - A transporter carrying the Gravity Probe B experiment backs into the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotation drags space and time around with it)...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-03PD-2746 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The Gravity Probe B experiment enters the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotation drags space and time around with it)...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-2741 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - Workers in the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base get ready to begin processing the Gravity Probe B experiment, including setting up mechanical and electrical ground support equipment, making necessary connections and conditioning the spacecraft battery. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 7
[image]KSC-03PD-2868 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - A worker in the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base checks the Gravity Probe B experiment during prelaunch testing. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotation drags space and time around wi...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 5
[image]Gravity Probe B Space Vehicle - NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
The space vehicle for Gravity Probe B (GP-B) arrives at the launch site at Vandenburg Air Force Base. GP-B is the relativity experiment being developed at Stanford University to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. The experiment will measure, very precisely, the expected tiny changes in the direction of the spin axes of four gyroscopes contained in an Earth-orbiting satellite at a 400-mile altitude...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 8
[image]KSC-03PD-2749 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The Gravity Probe B experiment rests on an assembly and test stand in the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotation drags space and time around with it)...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-2869 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The first stage of the Delta II launch vehicle for the Gravity Probe B experiment arrives at Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotation drags space and time arou...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-03PD-3277 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - In the NASA spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, a worker checks the installation of a solar array panel onto the Gravity Probe B spacecraft. Installing each array is a 3-day process and includes a functional deployment test. The Gravity Probe B mission is a relativity experiment developed by NASA?s Marshall Space Flight Center, Stanford University and Lockheed Martin...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-03PD-2751 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - In the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers conduct battery charge/discharge cycles as part of the battery conditioning process on Gravity Probe B. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-3276 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - In the NASA spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers prepare to attach the top of a solar array panel onto the Gravity Probe B spacecraft. Installing each array is a 3-day process and includes a functional deployment test. The Gravity Probe B mission is a relativity experiment developed by NASA?s Marshall Space Flight Center, Stanford University and Lockheed Martin...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-03PD-2871 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The first stage of the Delta II launch vehicle for the Gravity Probe B experiment is ready to be lifted up the mobile service tower on Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how ...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-03PD-2867 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - In the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Gravity Probe B experiment sits on an assembly and test stand where it has been subject to various prelaunch testing. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (h...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 7
[image]KSC-03PD-2882 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The second stage of the Delta II launch vehicle for the Gravity Probe B experiment arrives at the mobile service tower on Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotat...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 7
[image]Gravity Probe B Assembled - NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
In this photo, the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) space vehicle is being assembled at the Sunnyvale, California location of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The GP-B is the relativity experiment developed at Stanford University to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity. The experiment will measure, very precisely, the expected tiny changes in the direction of the spin axes of four gyroscopes contained in an Earth-orbiting satellite at a 400-mile altitude...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; Where -- California; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 7
[image]KSC-03PD-2878 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The second stage of the Delta II launch vehicle for the Gravity Probe B experiment arrives at the mobile service tower on Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotat...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-2884 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The second stage of the Delta II launch vehicle for the Gravity Probe B experiment is lifted up the mobile service tower on Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rot...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 7
[image]KSC-03PD-3265 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - Workers in the NASA spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base prepare to rotate the framework containing one of four solar panels to be installed on the Gravity Probe B spacecraft. Installing each array is a 3-day process and includes a functional deployment test. The Gravity Probe B mission is a relativity experiment developed by NASA?s Marshall Space Flight Center, Stanford University and Lockheed Martin...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 8
[image]KSC-03PD-2875 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The interstage of the Delta II launch vehicle for the Gravity Probe B experiment is moved into the mobile service tower on Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be mated with the second stage. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of ...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-2873 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The interstage of the Delta II launch vehicle for the Gravity Probe B experiment is prepared for lifting up the mobile service tower on Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. It will enclose the second stage. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of ...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]Gravity Probe B Detector Mount Assembly - NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
In this photo, the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) detector mount assembly is shown in comparison to the size of a dime. The assembly is used to detect exactly how much starlight is coming through different beams from the beam splitter in the telescope. The measurements from the tiny chips inside are what keeps GP-B aimed at the guide star. The GP-B is the relativity experiment developed at Stanford University to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Beam; What -- CHIPS; What -- Earth; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 7
[image]KSC-03PD-2883 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The second stage of the Delta II launch vehicle for the Gravity Probe B experiment is lifted off the transporter after its arrival on Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how E...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-2880 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - Logos identify the mission of this Delta II rocket that will launch the Gravity Probe B experiment, developed by Stanford University, Lockheed Martin and NASA?s Marshall Space Flight Center. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Ea...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-2744 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - At Vandenberg AFB, the canister enclosing the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) spacecraft is removed from the transporter. Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotation drags space and time around with it)...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 4
[image]KSC-03PD-2752 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - In the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers conduct battery charge/discharge cycles as part of the battery conditioning process on Gravity Probe B. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-2750 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - In the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, battery charge/discharge cycles are underway as part of the battery conditioning process on Gravity Probe B. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s ro...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-3268 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - Workers in the NASA spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base attach supports to a solar array panel to be lifted and installed on the Gravity Probe B spacecraft. Installing each array is a 3-day process and includes a functional deployment test. The Gravity Probe B mission is a relativity experiment developed by NASA?s Marshall Space Flight Center, Stanford University and Lockheed Martin...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]KSC-03PD-2743 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - Enclosed in a canister, the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) spacecraft arrives at the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base . Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotation drags space and time around with it...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-03PD-2876 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The interstage of the Delta II launch vehicle for the Gravity Probe B experiment is moved into the mobile service tower on Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be mated with the second stage. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of ...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-03PD-2738 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - Workers in the spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base get ready to begin processing the Gravity Probe B experiment. Mechanical and electrical ground support equipment will be set up and necessary connections made with the spacecraft. Spacecraft battery conditioning will also begin. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of ...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 7
[image]KSC-03PD-3275 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - In the NASA spacecraft processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers prepare to attach the top of a solar array panel onto the Gravity Probe B spacecraft. Installing each array is a 3-day process and includes a functional deployment test. The Gravity Probe B mission is a relativity experiment developed by NASA?s Marshall Space Flight Center, Stanford University and Lockheed Martin...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 5
[image]KSC-03PD-2879 - NASA
VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. - The mobile service tower on Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., rolls back from the Delta II rocket that will launch the Gravity Probe B experiment. The Gravity Probe B will launch a payload of four gyroscopes into low-Earth polar orbit to test two extraordinary predictions of Albert Einstein?s general theory of relativity: the geodetic effect (how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth) and frame dragging (how Earth?s rotation drag...
Keywords: What -- Gravity Probe B; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Downloads: 7
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